This is one of my favorite festivals in Zagreb and this year it will be the 22nd Cest is d’Best taking over city center. For 5 days, various street performers from all corners of the world will come together once again to bring colors, joy and laughter to everyone. This vibrant event is for all, no matter how old you are, as long as you like to laugh and hang out with good people.
This international multimedia street festival was started by Zagreb’s legendary street performers Kraljevi ulice (Street kings). Their idea of combining fantasy, amazing artists and Zagreb streets created this event that became one of the dearest traditions of the city. It was a breath of life that this city and its residents need.
The main square Trg bana Jelačića and surrounding streets are the stage for the festival. Street performers, musicians, jugglers, comedians, workshops, concerts, dancing in the streets…it is all there! And it’s hard not to fall in love with this feeling of liveliness and laughter. In fact, it’s hard not to wish streets were like that everyday.
And it’s not only about the performers, there are also short English language courses, storytellers, board games and so much more. This year, the festival starts on May 31st and ends June 4th. You can check their website for details, but anytime of day is perfect to take a walk through the center. Be sure to have some change in the pocket to thank the performer.